Amazing Vegan Breakfast Sausage Recipe (tvp breakfast Sausage)

What is a Vegan Breakfast Sausage Recipe?

This vegan breakfast sausage recipe is a concept really took me a while to warm up to. I mean who wants to eat a meatless breakfast sausage?! Well that just goes to show how far I’ve come along, because these vegan breakfast patties are LEGIT!!

Being a young chef with no limits on what he ate, the sausage was in my top 5 favorite foods. I’m not going to lie, I miss it. It also doesn’t help that we make our own at the restaurant, and I’m the one usually doing it.

I knew about vegan breakfast sausages,  but I wasn’t interested because I didn’t want to taint that precious memory of the real thing.

I bet your wondering, “why are you vegetarian in the first place?”. I love being a vegetarian, I’m also a chef to guys; Sometimes I fantasize about food. I know it sounds weird, but a lot of really good ideas come from the common cooking daydream. Especially during meetings and lectures, you don’t care about.

Anyways!

Vegetarian/vegan sausage is a meat substitute, also known as “mock meat”, that is cased in plant cellulose or shaped into patties. This meat substitute usually consists of different ingredients, such as grains, corn, and flavoring agents. Unlike its counterpart, these products are completely plant-based; rather than meat-based.

 vegan breakfast patties or meatless breakfast sausage.

History of Vegan Sausages

Believe it or not, you can trace vegetarian vegan sausages back to WWI. We owe it all to a man named, Konrad Adenauer, who at the time was the mayor of Cologne and a keen inventor. He decided to take on the challenge of addressing the food shortage problem the troops were experiencing.

What he did was the definition of “winging it”. He took ingredients like soya, flour, corn, barley, and ground rice and concocted the “Cologne Sausage”.They were in short supply at the time and never very popular with the locals.

I can totally see why people were turned off to those WWI sausages….. They sound horrible!

It wasn’t the recipe that lived on, it was the concept. This concept was adopted into western civilizations, in which modern interpretations of the soy sausage grew in popularity. During current times, mock meats and vegan sausages have made huge strides in texture and flavor. Vegetarianism and Veganism are growing in popularity as well.

According to The Verge, plant-based meat sales are up 264% in 2020 . That census was taken in early September, so there’s no telling where the year will end up. So it is safe to say that the vegan sausage has made a complete turn around from not popular to exponentially more popular. Considering how long it has taken other foods to gain this kind of popularity, I would say that plant-based meat could be the new normal in society.

Vegan breakfast sausage recipe close up. So good it tastes like vegan breakfast patties or meatless breakfast sausage.

What is Textured Vegetable Protein ?

Textured vegetable protein, otherwise called TVP, is a made soy item. Textured vegetable protein was brought to fruition by the farming wares and food handling organization, Archer Daniels Midland, during the 1960s; the organization claims the TVP name as an enrolled brand name.  Daniels Midland had built up a textured soy protein confine made with an extruder looking like bars or cylinders. The nonexclusive name is Total Soy Protein, or TSP, which is really a more exact portrayal since it contains a subordinate of soybeans instead of genuine vegetables. TVP is a reserved brand name that has become the incessant identifier.

TVP is as often as possible utilized as a meat substitution, or at times, a meat extender. It has a surface that takes after ground meat, so it’s an ideal meat substitute in spaghetti sauces, stew, tacos, and even cheeseburgers. TVP can likewise be utilized as an added substance in meat dishes to enable a little meat to go far. It’s generally found in the cafeterias of organizations with restricted budgetary assets, for example, schools and detainment facilities.

If you have not used this ingredient before, then I don’t recommend using this recipe because it may be difficult for new users. If you have, then this is a healthy and high protein alternative to the two prior recipes. This is a soy product so there is no getting around the soy allergy. This ingredient contains no trans fats and no cholesterol.

 vegan breakfast patties or meatless breakfast sausage in a cast iron pan with thyme garnish.

How Do You Make Vegan Breakfast Sausage?

This recipe may seem a little intimidating, but it really isn’t! In no time at all you will be eating a delicious meatless breakfast sausage patty! Here is a step by step run down of what you need to do once you have measured all of your ingredients!

  1. Heat up the vegetable stock or water until almost boiling, then remove from heat. Pour the hot liquid over the textured vegetable protein in a mixing bowl, then cover for 5 -10 minutes.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix the dry ingredients except for brown rice flour(, nutritional yeast, sage, thyme, garlic powder, paprika, ground black pepper, cayenne powder) until they are thoroughly combined.
  3. Drain the water from the textured vegetable protein, then add your wet ingredients to the vegetable protein( tamari, flax eggs, maple syrup) and mix thoroughly.
  4. Now combine your textured vegetable protein mixture to the dry ingredients bowl. Be sure to mix these ingredients thoroughly. This is a good time to taste your mix and check to see if it is to your liking.
  5. Now add the brown rice flour to bring the mix together! Mix thoroughly.
  6. Using your hands or an ice cream scoop, portion the patties then shape them.
  7. To cook you can pan-sear them in a sauté pan or roast them in the oven. In a sauté pan over medium-high heat, add a touch of your favorite oil and drop a few patties in at a time. Cook on each side for 2-3 minutes, then remove and repeat. In the oven, line a sheet tray with parchment and cook patties at (400 F) for 8-14 minutes depending on the size of the patties.

Vegan Breakfast Sausage Recipe: Tricks and Tips

Close up of these vegan breakfast patties or meatless breakfast sausage.

Toasting Spices

To achieve the best flavor out of your meatless breakfast sausage, it would be wise to toast your spices when you can. You don’t want to toast pre-ground spices. Only toast spices that are seeds or pods ( in this case the fennel seeds or whole coriander), this way they wont burn. You can toast spices in the oven on low-heat (200-250 F) or in a pan on the stove over low heat. You will know the spices are toasted properly when they become fragrant.

Customization

Making tvp breakfast sausage is really all your audience. You wouldn’t make super spicy sausage if you were the chef at a retirement home, right? The best practice, when making a vegan breakfast sausage, is to constantly taste your mix until you dial in the flavor you love. Want more sweet? Add a little more sugar or maple. Want more heat? Dial-in the cayenne a touch. Gluten-free? Take out the flour. Make these your recipes.

Cooking Method

There are two main methods when cooking a vegan breakfast sausage recipe. You can pan sear with a little oil on the stove, or you can roast in the oven with high heat. Roasting in the oven is the more beneficial choice if you are trying to avoid added oil or fat. The pan sear method offers better flavor and a more hands-on caramelization technique. My preferred method is pan-seared in a cast-iron skillet. 

Mixing

Mixing this meatless breakfast sausage is a delicate process, especially when we are using meat substitutes. It’s important when mixing sausages, to mix them thoroughly but not over mix them. There is a very fine line. Once you have mixed the sausage completely, then next time you work it should be shaping. Just be conscious of how much you are working it. Some of these recipes contain flour, so you don’t want to overwork them. 

Equipment needed

  • 1 mixing bowl
  • 1 ice cream scoop (optional)
  • 1 sheet tray or sauté pan
  • Measuring spoons
  • 1 sauce pot
  • 1 china cap or colander
  • 1 blender
Vegan breakfast sausage recipe: Meatless sausage patties in a cast iron pan with thyme.

Vegan Breakfast Sausage Recipe (tvp breakfast sausage)

Chef Mason Bostwick
Super easy and delicious! A touch of sweet, a little salty, and perfect balance of spice! These meatless breakfast patties are a tasty and cost efficient way to
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American, Vegan
Servings 8 Servings

Equipment

  • Cast Iron Pan
  • Oven

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Cup Textured Vegetable Protein
  • 1 Cup Vegetable Stock or Water
  • 1 small Yellow Onion diced
  • 1 ¼ Cups Brown Rice Flour
  • ¼ Cup Nutritional Yeast
  • 2 ½ tsp Sage Chopped (use dried if its easier)
  • 2 ½ tsp Thyme chopped (use dried if it’s easier)
  • 1 ½ tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • ¼ tsp Ground Black Pepper
  • ¼ tsp Cayenne Powder
  • 2 Tbsp Tamari
  • 1 ½ Tbsp Maple Syrup
  • 2 ea Flax Eggs

Instructions
 

  • Heat up the vegetable stock or water until almost boiling, then remove from heat. Pour the hot liquid over the textured vegetable protein in a mixing bowl, then cover for 5 -10 minutes.
  • In a separate bowl, mix the dry ingredients except for brown rice flour(, nutritional yeast, sage, thyme, garlic powder, paprika, ground black pepper, cayenne powder) until they are thoroughly combined.
  • Drain the water from the textured vegetable protein, then add your wet ingredients to the vegetable protein( tamari, flax eggs, maple syrup) and mix thoroughly.
  • Now combine your textured vegetable protein mixture to the dry ingredients bowl. Be sure to mix these ingredients thoroughly. This is a good time to taste your mix and check to see if it is to your liking.
  • Now add the brown rice flour to bring the mix together! Mix thoroughly.
  • Using your hands or an ice cream scoop, portion the patties then shape them.
  • To cook you can pan-sear them in a sauté pan or roast them in the oven. In a sauté pan over medium-high heat, add a touch of your favorite oil and drop a few patties in at a time. Cook on each side for 2-3 minutes, then remove and repeat. In the oven, line a sheet tray with parchment and cook patties at (400 F) for 8-14 minutes depending on the size of the patties.
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FAQs

Why does my mix seem a little dry?

This is honestly a normal occurrence when executing someone else’s recipe. It’s not your fault! Everybody measures and cooks in their own way, that’s why I try to make these recipes as approachable as I can. If the mix seems a little dry then add a touch more liquid to it, to help it sticks. This can be water, maple syrup, flax egg, etc.

Can I use a different meat substitute?

Yes, you can, although I cant guarantee the quality to this recipe if you change the main ingredient.

Where can I buy textured vegetable protein?

You should be able to find it in your local plant-based shops, it’s becoming more popular. I buy off amazon since it’s a dried product. Whenever I’m looking for something new and I want it immediately, I always call ahead.

With tvp breakfast sausage, how can I get the texture more meat-like?

You’re like me probably a converted vegan/ vegetarian. If you want to achieve a more meat-like texture then finely chop the textured vegetable protein instead of just mixing it.  Then just follow the recipe as normal.

Can you cook these from frozen?

On all of these recipes, you can absolutely cook from frozen. Just allow a little more time to heat thru. You can use the microwave but in this scenario cast, the iron pan is still my choice.

Can I use regular flour?

Yes sure, I would look up the conversions ( if there are any differences). I try to use gluten-free flours to appeal to the gluten-free people out there. Use any flour you like.

Can we fry these?

Are you kidding? Hell yea! If you are going to fry these, just make sure your mix is ready for that kind of aggressive cooking method. Basically, just make sure it stays together no problem.

You like this recipe? Check out some of my other vegan recipes that will blow your mind!

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